Women, Men, and the Principle of Proportion

When it comes to the Bible, bigger and more prominent is not always better. For example, it's a mistake to think that because women don't appear as often as men in the Old Testament, they are less important in God's story of redemption. I heard a Biblical Studies scholar say disdainfully some years ago that …

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King and Queen of Vegetables

Vertumnus (Emperor Rudolph II)Giuseppe Arcimboldo In 1 Kings 21, Ahab the anti-Christ sees Naboth's vineyard and his wandering eye wants it (Prov 30:17). But Naboth won't surrender his family's land inheritance, and Ahab sulks, sullen and sour. This petulent king wants what another man has, but he doesn't even know a good thing when he …

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